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Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere News

If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China. Full story

‘Will They Take Me, Too?’

Families like Kelly’s are known as “mixed status” — a reminder that the way we talk about immigration, with clear lines of legality separating groups of people, is often a fantasy. The reality is a world of families with separate legal statuses but intertwined fates. More than four million American children are estimated to have a parent in the country illegally. If deported, those parents face a difficult choice: Take their children to a ... Full story

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Congress: Helping Puerto Rico Is ‘Politically Smart’

Lin-Manuel Miranda wants Congress to know that it’s in their best interest to help the people of Puerto Rico. Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory, 36.5 percent of the island still has no power and at least 7 percent of residents don’t have running water, according to government statistics. The dire situation has pushed hundreds of Puerto Ricans, many of whom lost homes and jobs in the aftermath of Maria, to ... Full story

Sea Levels Could Rise Twice as Much as Originally Predicted | Fortune

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Bars on the Windows, Laughter Between the Lines

MILAN — The 5-year-old boy chased his father around the concrete soccer court, his feathery hair falling over his eyes. Around them the shouts and squeals of other children and the shrill whistles of a referee created a hyperkinetic cacophony reminiscent of any playground. In this moment, it felt almost possible — almost — to forget the metal bars on the windows of the spartan room, to ignore the guards keeping silent watch, and to experience, ... Full story

Japan adopts additional sanctions against North Korea: Suga

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will impose additional sanctions on North Korea following repeated threats by Pyongyang’s missiles and nuclear program, Japan’s top government spokesman said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga attends a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker event in Tokyo, Japan August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that Japan would freeze assets of ... Full story

Brexit: EU leaders set to move talks on to next stage News

EU leaders are expected to formally agree to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations later. It means talks can move on to the long-term relationship between the UK and EU, days after Theresa May suffered her first defeat in the House of Commons. Mrs May was applauded by other leaders at dinner in Brussels on Thursday night after she made a speech about Brexit. The next round of talks on a transition deal for the end of Brexit are expected ... Full story

Jane Austen: a role model for the #MeToo generation Washington Post

By Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney. This week in 1815, Jane Austen was preparing for her 40th birthday on Dec. 16. But rather than looking forward to the gifts she might receive, her thoughts were occupied by what she was in a position to give. “Emma” would soon be published, and Austen was entitled to complimentary copies. Feeling obliged to offer most of these dozen books to relatives, she was left with only three. These she ... Full story

More places than normal may have a white Christmas this year across Lower 48

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Dec. 5, 2007. (Kevin Ambrose). Irving Berlin’s hit song “White Christmas” has forever romanticized dreams of a pristine display of snow Dec. 25. In the high mountains and northernmost parts of the nation, the dream reliably becomes reality. But in the South, Christmas snow remains a dream most of the time. But each year, a white Christmas surprise usually delights some areas unaccustomed to it. How much this ... Full story